I been thinking how, as a creative, cheerful, sunshine-wala, it is me duty to cheer you up.
I must show photos of flowers.
Dogs doing clever tricks.
I been watching Internet folks being witty, posting jokes on social media with emoticons crying from laughing too much. I share them too, these li'l bits o' candy.
I been watching intellectuals channel they anger and fear into fine, sharp words, to motivate governments to do the right thing for people in this dreadful time.
I must jump on me soapbox too.
And be passionate.
Unleash words that gon get hundreds of likes.
But feeling in me heart that nothing don't get done.
Or maybe, something.
Our leaders might hit the jackpot and everything gon work out lucky.
(Unless they in South Korea, or Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong or Taiwan, where they ain't playing, they behaving more like loving parents with discipline).
...we gon weep 'cause of the arrogance of The Grand Shepherds so careless and callous, look how they fumbling and lost more than the lambs they was supposed to care for.
How they gon write we history, I ain't know.
They gon say what a valiant fight we put up?
They gon say how much money we businesses did lose, but we bounce back?
They gon pat one another backs when is safe to do so again?
Or whatever they drink when they flatter each other?
I ain't know what to do or say to comfort you, dear aching, lonely people...
...you who ain't hip and healthy and young and cool...
...you who others neglect, forget,
you with skin that tell ancient stories, who don't have university words, flowers, pies and pastries to pose online,
stew and other mouth-watering
I ain't know what to say to comfort you, but believe you me, I love you and wish I could hug you too.